A fabulous bumper book of facts containing everything you ever wanted to know about sport, medicine, space, ghosts, inventions and much, much more! Did you know that...By the time a person turns fifty, their nails will have grown a total of two metres. When it first appeared, Coca Cola, without the fizz, was sold as a medicine. There are 400 billion stars in the Milky Way. In October 1997, a Yorkshire Terrier was rescued after being accidentally sucked up by a Swansea street-cleaning vacuum cleaner! There are said to be more ghosts... read more
Perfect for the Internet generation, "Infographics" provides readers with a new way of exploring, reading, seeing, and understanding the world around them by combining facts, figures and statistics with illustrations and photographs to present complex information in a simple format. From skyscrapers scaled to show the population density of cities to a pyramid chart showing the youngest and oldest populations by country, the visual representations will entrance readers as they learn more about the world around them. Whether it's swe... read more
With "Danger!," young readers will tour the adrenaline-filled worlds of animals, nature, space, science, the human body, and more.
Discover animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention some of the world's most accident-prone humans and the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. An encyclopedia like no other, this guide will captivate kids of all ages as they explore the dangerously exciting world around them.
This guide to the flags of the world provides concise, up-to-date coverage of every country in the world, giving the history, meaning and symbolism of national flags, together with large-scale and smaller locator maps. It includes:
history of flags;
colour flags of over 220 countries and territories;
flags of international organisations;
large-scale and detailed locator maps for easy reference;
up-to-date data and statistics for all countries;
information abou... read more
Simon Eliot is a kid who knows heaps of stuff because the more you know the more interesting the world is, and the more you know the more interesting you are. This book is Simon's compilation of all sorts of information collected from various sources and produced as the result of his own genius. It is packed with facts and brimming with details about famous stuff, important inventions, old dudes you need to hear about, dangerous animals, more than you ever needed to know about intestinal stuff, plus much much more.
Cool stuff to know about every country in the world. Everyone knows which is the world's highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or what's the world's stinkiest fruit? Or who invented roller skates? Or which building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or where can you eat fried spiders as a snack? Here at Lonely Planet we decided to make a book about the world's countries for children, not parents. The world is a very big place, and in The Not-for-Parents Travel Book we've concentrated on the rea... read more
Guinness World Records 2013 is crammed with new and updated records, and never-before-seen photography. Meet the new shortest living man and a slam-dunking parrot, and witness the fiercest predators in the ocean - you can see them in 3D with our new augmented reality app!
How to be a World Explorer shows young readers how to venture thru' all the landscapes on earth - the air, over the seas, under the waves - plus how to find food and water in the wild, avoid deadly diseases, fight back against man-eating beasts! Packed with colourful quirky illust.; Essential tips and fun facts on survival in the great outdoors;
A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, scariest, smelliest... Things on the planet. What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? ; Each page is dedicated to a theme: Animal Experiences, Deadly and Dangerous, .. ; Quirky graphics, illustrations and photographs capture these extreme themes from a child's point of view.
This big book of fun includes favourite things from the popular television show. Full of photos, comic skits, jokes, games, presenter profiles, things to make and do and sneak peeks behind-the-scenes, this is a book that will make fascinating and fun reading.
A Treasurebox is a collection of themed resources carefully chosen to engage children's attention, encourage their curiosity, and spark their imagination. Treasureboxes are designed to provide starting points for young children's investigation and exploration of the world around them, building on their own ideas and understanding. The book looks in detail at how to use four treasure box colections: the Tool Box the Natural Box the Shoe Box the Toy Box
Here is the history of the buildings that have shaped the world in which we live, ranging from Stonehenge and the Step Pyramid, to the high-rises that dominate our city skylines today. Each page features one building and looks at its history, its builders and the impact the style had on its contemporaries. Along the bottom is a timeline showing what other buildings were being constructed at that time in other parts of the world and how they reflect the growth of the societies in which they were designed and built.
This is a new edition, fully revised and updated with a new jacket. It is a beautifully illustrated atlas to help young children explore the world and the animals that inhabit it. Maps show all the countries of the world, arranged by continent, with illustrations to show where different animals live. Simple, engaging text introduces children to different types of animals, their behaviour and their habitats. It includes animal spotting activities, fascinating animal facts and quiz at the end of the book.
A brand new reference atlas for young Primary School geographers aged 7-11 years published in association with the Geographical Association. / This atlas has topographical based mapping which helps the young geographer understand the processes which take place during the formation of the earth's landscapes. The atlas has been designed specifically as an introductory reference atlas for 7-11 year olds studying geography at Keystage 2. / The reference mapping is designed for maximum clarity and accessibility, and is supported with p... read more
An atlas that introduces the basics of geography and mapping while giving children an understanding of the relationship between countries and continents. It features colourful maps, diagrams and photographs that introduce the continents and countries of the world, their people, physical geography and other characteristics.